Ikat - a tale of beautiful weaves
If you're on the hunt for a new sustainable handloom fabric to fall in love with, we think you'll adore ikat! This beautiful textile is produced by weaving together dyed threads to create patterns and designs, and we think it's absolutely perfect for easy breezy dresses.
Whether you're looking to make a statement or you're wanting a perfect work-wear, we know you'll be charmed by this fabric. Plus, it's surprisingly easy to handle!
What is Ikat Fabric?
Ikat is a type of textile that's created by dying and weaving together threads. As a reference to the way the threads are dyed before being woven, the word "ikat" actually comes from the Malay-Indonesian word for "to tie."
This dyeing process is what gives ikat fabric its characteristic blurred or feathered edges, and it's what allows for such intricate patterns to be created. One of the best things about ikat fabric is that no two pieces are ever exactly alike, so you can be sure your finished project will be truly unique.
Ikat fabric is most commonly associated with traditional clothing from Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Japan. However, it's becoming increasingly popular in the western world also as people are drawn to its beautiful patterns and colors.
Making of 'IKAT'
The process of making ikat fabric is actually quite labor-intensive, which is part of what makes it so special. To begin with, the threads that will be used for the fabric are bundled together. The bundles are then soaked in dye, which allows the dye to seep into the threads and become permanent.
Once the threads are dyed, they're untied and dried in the sun. Next, they're ready to be woven together into fabric. The weaver will carefully align the threads so that the desired pattern is created, and the fabric is then ready to be used in any number of things.
All things 'IKAT'
Because of its bold patterns and colors, ikat fabric goes perfectly for almost everything. From statement-making dresses, home decor and even accessories.
If you're feeling classy, you can even use ikat fabric to upholster a piece of furniture! Just imagine how stunning a brightly-colored ikat fabric would look on a dining room chair or a sofa.
No matter how you use it, we think you'll love it.
Thinking to add a few ikat dresses to your wardrobe?
If you're ready to add this beauty to your wardrobe, then bohemiandream.in is the perfect place to shop for all dresses - Ikat. We directly source all our fabrics from our associated weaver groups in and near Pochampally, Andhra Pradesh and then craft these amazingly pretty dresses in our own factory. Making it really affordable for a handloom product and switching to sustainable fashion.
In our range of dresses you will find everything from statement pieces to regular work-wears in the prettiest hues of the season. That way, you can be sure you're choosing a design and color scheme that you love.
Ikat handloom fabric is a truly special textile, and we think it would make a beautiful addition to your wardrobe. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping today!